Cohen “Windows of Vulnerability” Showcase

Cascade

“Cascade”

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

“Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit”

Turbidity Twitter and Tumbler                                                                                                       “Turbidity Twitter and Tumbler”

In Ruins Smoke Rising

“In Ruins”

In Ruins                                                                                                    “In Ruins Smoke Rising”

On October 27th I attended the “Windows of Vulnerability” Showcase, this showcase displayed art works that expressed major design elements in every work. The 5 images displayed above all express multiple design elements; however, each have great examples of at least one design element.

The work “In Ruins” has a ton of movement in it, this is due to the large amount of repetition in the piece. Its use of jagged and messy lines all over the image over and over again give the destroyed design the title of the image suggests. The piece “In Ruins Smoke Rising” is a lot like “In Ruins” in regards to its use of repetition, however it also has a large focus on contrast between the smoke and the rubble on the ground. Much like the last image the use of repetition aids in giving the image the feeling the title suggests, however the contrast between the smoke a rubble gives the image more of a depth that the last image had, but not focused on as much as “In Ruins Smoke Rising” has.

Theres a ton going on in “Turbidity Twitter and Tumbler”; lots of repetition, contrast, and Emphasis, All of witch compliment each other to give the image the strong sense of proximity the image has. “Turbidity Twitter and Tumbler” has a lot in common with “Cascade”, and not just with both titles being pop culture references. “Cascade” has the repetition, contrast, emphasis, and proximity like what “Turbidity Twitter and Tumbler” has, the one big difference is that “Cascade” has a rhythm that is absent from the other image. The rhythm of this design helps it flow downwards with the way the curves move in  a snake-like path through the image.

“Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit” is like the lest two images; It has a mixture of design elements that all fit together. The contrast with the dark bottom and the light top, the repetition of the rabbits on the bottom left, and the rhythm that the house-looking object in the middle gives off with the lines around the stairs have. This work is a good example of harmony between the different design elements; none of the design principals overtake each other and are balanced through the image.

All of these pieces express strong understandings of the elements of design and it shows in each image. Personally I feel that the image “Cascade” is the strongest out of all of them, this is because of the balance between all the different design elements and how they are articulated in the work. Overall all of the work at this showcase expressed high quality understanding of design elements and implemented them into each work, these five were simply the best examples of this fact in my opinion.

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